Sunday, May 14, 2017

Preparation to your traveling in India


·      Weather
o   When planning your trip to India, be aware that in some places, travel during certain months should be avoided.
o   For example, in New Delhi from May to June, the temperature can reach +50 C (+122 F) and you’d feel uncomfortable going anywhere outside your hotel.
o   July and August are months with heavy rain, which can make it inconvenient to explore India.

Average temperature in India

·      Vaccinations
o   About one month before your trip to India (or earlier), get in touch with a vaccination specialist in your local health center. At that time, you must have your travel plans ready. The doctor will ask which places in India you are planning to visit. That is necessary for you to get the right vaccinations and prevent unnecessary ones. For example, in some areas at certain times of the year, the threat of malaria exists. However, if you are not going to those areas or if you will be there during the “low” season for the anopheles mosquito, you might not need that vaccination.
·      Clothing
o   India is a highly religious country. You won’t see any Indian (man or woman) wearing tight shorts, mini skirts or transparent clothing. My advice is to wear clothing that aligns with local habits and that is comfortable for traveling. Take a long-sleeve cotton blouse, a couple of T-shirts, loose trousers, bermuda shorts covering your knees and comfortable walking shoes. Due to pollution, try to avoid white; otherwise you must wash your clothes each time you wear them.
o   You can also buy great coloured pants and blouses at the local bazaars. Shopping there is a lot of fun!

                                                                                   Outfit in India

o   Sunglasses and hat
·      Other things
o   Torch. The sunset in Delhi is around 6 pm and total darkness arrives quickly. The streets and roads are poorly illuminated and you are at risk of getting hit by whatever comes your way.
o   Reflectors. If you think you will be hanging out outside at night, you might consider pinning a light reflector on your backpack or clothing.

 Reflectors

o   Umbrella. To protect against the rain and/or sun.

                                                                                      Miscellaneous

o   Electric water kettle. If you have space in your luggage, you might consider taking a small, simple kettle and making your own tea whenever you want.
o   Luggage. There are no elevators in the train stations and there are long stairs you must use to reach your platform. I have learned that a backpack is the best option for long-term traveling in India. Before my trip, I bought two pieces, which I can use together or separately, as well as a cover to protect against dirt and rain (which I recommend) and I was happy with my preparation. The larger suitcase does not weigh down your shoulders; the weight goes on your hips and you can carry it for at least some time without problems.


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o   Language. With English, you will be able to survive pretty well.


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